Elaine, De verdad, de verdad quiero que te mueras

Venezuelan trio Elaine finally deliver their debut album, "De verdad, de verdad quiero que te mueras", and one thing's for sure: This album will make you both mosh and dance.

The songs are built in the key of punk rock, but they feed from different styles, like indie rock, surf/rockabilly, hardcore, Latin music, ska, and many more. You won't get bored, I promise. Recorded live almost in its entirety, "De verdad..." transport you to an Elaine show, with a sonic palette enhanced by audio effects and diginoise. The album gives you little time to breath, so the adrenalin remains on its peak for almost 30 minutes.

"De verdad..." is filled with angry, sexy and pessimistic lyrics, raging screams, poppy harmonies, inside jokes and the occasional animal noises. You may or may not already know the killer combo of "Yes Louis", "Over It (Not)" and "Like It Naked", featured on the "Desnuditos" EP (The Poni Republic, 2009), which showcased perfectly the essence of the band, and remain the best songs on this record.

"Verushka" is a dark wave-ish tune with a little joke via Korn. With a Batman theme-like intro, "Horrorpunk" mocks the whole vampiresque pose, or maybe an specific someone. "Take it away" is the slowest number on the album, and is as anthemic as any song by Against Me!, for example. And there are 4 (almost) instrumental pieces, completely welcomed. Sleater-Kinney, NOFX, Ramones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Siouxie... You can taste them all blended in these 12 songs, but with a twist.

Sadly, Elaine called it quits earlier this year. Luckily, we have this release to remember their fun existence.


// De verdad, de verdad quiero que te mueras //

1.- Merengue sin letra
2.- Verushka
3.- Pian
4.- Puta
5.- Over It (Not)
6.- Horrorpunk
7.- Take It Away
8.- Pobrecito Andresito
9.- Yes Louis
10.- Ha Hu Ha
11.- Like It Naked
12.- Rochelle


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All music by Elaine. Elaine are Sherezade Ortiz, Lya Reis & IL Gimón. Produced by Claudio Ramírez & Elaine. Recorded live, mixed and mastered by Claudio Ramírez at Cromo Audiolab, Caracas, Venezuela. Artwork by Andreina Pian Restrepo. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2010.


Jóvenes y Sexys - Bruno Remixed

Hey everybody, we're coming very close to the end of our netlabel & Blogspot "era". That sounds pretty wicked, right? Well, it is. But don't mind that, for we have an entirely better and rather more interesting surprise for you guys. Oh, don’t worry. We will tell you all about our "good bye" within the third surprise we have planned for you, but before that (again), let’s go back to the true meaning of this post.

Our Venezuelan "panitas", Jóvenes y Sexys, are back. Were they ever gone? Not really, well, in a way, yeah. But don't get shaky, here's the update: After their "Bruno EP" release, Cheky & Loo came to Mexico, met a bunch of talented people, and somehow, they did not only end up appearing in two soundtracks (for the Mexican films "Rudo y cursi" and "Voy a explotar"), in case you were wondering, JYS just got back home from playing a few gigs in Brazil a few days ago.

Remember their last release? Well, María y José (Tijuana), pepepe (Guadalajara) and Nuuro (New York) certainly do. Don’t worry if you don’t. We’re done with the words, anyway. All you have to know from now on is that, because of artists like Jóvenes y Sexys, we have decided to take Poni Republic to a whole other level. But please, remain tuned. Don't drop out!

Anyways, starting from this release...

Well, kind of...


OK, OK. We hate surprises; so let’s just say we sort of have another Venezuelan release ready for you to enclose our official "farewell", but before that, please, go ahead and enjoy these fine tunes (and artwork)…


01 - El Reloj (El Tiempo Se Nos Va María y José Remix) DOWNLOAD
02 - Suerte, pt. 2 DOWNLOAD
03 - Gold Day (Pepepe Remix) DOWNLOAD
04 - Divine Hammer (Nuuro Re-Remake) DOWNLOAD

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This is a remix EP based on the songs originally released on "Bruno EP" (The Poni Republic, 2008).

All songs written by Ezequiel Bertho and Lorena Orlando, except "Gold Day", written by Ezequiel Bertho, Lorena Orlando & Clément Marion, and "Divine Hammer", javascript:void(0)written by Kim Deal.

Track 1: Remixed by María y José
Track 3: Remixed by Pepepe
Track 4: Reworked by Nuuro

The cover image is an intervention of the original artwork by Loocila, made by Juan José Quintanillo (San Francisco, Venezuela).

Credits for the other images:

001, 002 by Alejandro Díaz (Caracas, Venezuela)
003, 004, 005 by Andros Leal (Mexico DF, Mexico)
006 by Carmen Finol (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
007 by Demon Balooni (Soledad, Colombia)
008 by Javier Otero (Caracas, Venezuela)
009 by Juan Carlos Linares (Caracas, Venezuela)
010 by Linda Meléndez (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
011 by Luiz Méndez (Mexico DF, Mexico)
012 by Néstor Montiel (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
013 by Nicasio Andrade (Maracaibo, Venezuela)
014 by Nileida Tovar (Caracas, Venezuela)
015 by Reynaldo V. Rodríguez (Caracas, Venezuela)
016 by Rie Sánchez (Caracas, Venezuela)
017 by Stuart Haussmann (Flower Mound, Texas, USA)
018, 019 by Uxío Broullón (Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, España)
020, 021, 022 by Valentina Alvarado (Maracaibo, Venezuela)

Thanks to Antonio Jiménez, Carlos Pesina and Alex Ghersi, and to all the people who made interventions for this project, you guys rock.

Contact: jovenesysexys@gmail.com

Twitter: @jovenesysexys

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BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2010.


Capullo, Informática romántica para avanzados

Si eres latino, or you really dig Latin music like we do. "Informática romántica para avanzados" will definitely make your summer (¡hizo nuestra primavera!).

Here we have, a couple of brothers under the name of "Led" and, a quite unique friend called, "Prima Sandunga". All of them from Aguascalientes, México; tweaking Latino grooves with very interesting electronic dance music and, in the way, having a lot of fun writing silly lyrics in Spanish about Mexico's day-to-day cyber love life misfortunes. So, in a way, yeah, this can definitely be considered as Mexican "Hot Water Music" (Aguascalientes stands for "Hot Waters").

Once you listen to Capullo's music, you'll probably wonder why we released it. Don't worry. We don't blame you. But the answer is pretty obvious, really: We're from Mexico. We're Latin, deep inside, most of us really like kinky silly music. And that would also probably explain why we have such shitty soap operas. It's in our blood. Maybe you should try ignoring your problems dancing and singing to this music too. Seriously. Besides, their music might sound happy, but the lyrics aren't, really. Consider Capullo as our REAL youth's (not the one online) latest "emotronica". Yeah, yeah. New World Music, Urban Latin Rhythms, yada-yada. Whatever you wish, mijo. But, please, instead of making a weird face, help us spread this music around your globetrotting and next door parties. You won't regret: More than one person will ask you "What the hell are you listening to?"

So, go on and go crazy, you kitschy music DJ. We're also very happy to come up with this unique kind of music. Enjoy!

01 - Prendo el ordenador DOWNLOAD
02 - Ritmo Prohibido DOWNLOAD
03 - Power point de amor DOWNLOAD
04 - Amor de Semana Santa DOWNLOAD
05 - Reencarnación DOWNLOAD
06 - Camionero DOWNLOAD

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En el apoyo al amigo tianguero, prohibido no compartir. Compártelo para que esté en el Ares. Toda la músca por Capullo. Aguascalientes, México.

Dedicado a isra el denevs, os GRU, pepepe, clubfonograma, watchman, nstrojans, alexico, majadero, lili y lobo, we just push play, fata y juan, waya waya, buhos sabios, chuntitas, to3.1416, rigan, santos, rubinskee, malandra, carlo, lalo, disena, mario de vega, mario proporciones épicas, lido pimienta, dulce carrillo y toda la chinche, las napoleonas, maira coilin, pixel over flow, doña anita y su imperio, nuestros ancestros, toto, colectivo autista, sweetvandals, prima jocelin, la patona, duguLoops, al chiquis, beto gtz., somos baobab, los abuelos y tía tere, charlyn dios te tenga en su santa gloria, chormatica, armando, a robert el maraca y todos los cornejo, golden rainbow kid, dulce maría rivas, kimo, peluza puente, bill gates patrocinanos, los chiquitwau, a la de los raspados picosos, insane co., mi abuela chilo y su esposo, a blanca esthela y guillermo, al mangueras, a e.lebleu, a luna y su carnal, al clan rodríguez, dantek y a los nuevos gatitos que están bien boonitos, aDIOS, o sea, bye. TQM A TODOS, SON PKM.

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Ella Tiene Dos Androides, Nadie se enfermará este invierno

La única vez en mi vida que fui a Mexicali, me la pasé muy bien. Entre su impúdico sentido del humor, las caguamas Tecate bien muertas y su comida china a montones, a uno le queda poca oportunidad de quejarse. Allá el viento le susurra otras cosas a los jóvenes mientras duermen, no por nada se cae tanta Cheyenne en La Rumorosa, ‘apá. El caso es que esta tierra cachanilla a menudo nos sorprende con propuestas musicales como ésta. De hecho, algunos de nuestros proyectos favoritos son de Mexicali, como es el caso de Fax, Maniqui Lazer y Noise Beat Propaganda, que poco o nada tienen que ver con el pop que Polo y Pedro hacen en sus casas.

Ella Tiene Dos Androides no es del todo una novedad en el underground mexicano, de hecho, su primer disco “Tu mamá y tu papá son robots” se encuentra disponible en Delhotel Records, y apenas el invierno pasado terminaron de grabar junto con Fax este nuevo EP titulado “Nadie se enfermará este invierno”.

Si les gusta The Depreciation Guild, Sex In Dallas, Figurine y todo el legado de Monika Enterprise, descarguen estos temas, que por cierto están perfectos para poner en esos mixtapes con letras dedicadas y todo el pedo. ¿Porqué no sorprender a tu pareja con algo que jamás ha escuchado y de paso la haces sonrojar?

01 - Midori DOWNLOAD
02 - Quiero dar vuelta DOWNLOAD
03 - Respirar al revés DOWNLOAD
04 - Extras en tu película DOWNLOAD
05 - Cosas que encontré bajo mi cama DOWNLOAD
06 - Easy Normal Hard DOWNLOAD

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Este EP fue grabado de manera casera e independiente durante los meses de octubre y noviembre de 2009, en Mexicali, Baja California, México. Toda la música, letra y programaciones por: Ella Tiene Dos Androides. Ella Tiene Dos Androides son: Pedro Campos y Polo Vega. Mezclado y masterizado por Rúben Tamayo para Emprise Soundlab.

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 License. The Poni Republic, 2010.


Yamamoto, Summer Songs For Winter People

About five years ago, a couple of friends from Tijuana gave me this cutesy folk pop demo that made me smile and sigh every time I listened to it.

Back then, I was very upset about the incipient and so-called "indie music industry" that was going on in my country; actually, scratch that: I still am.

Either way, Mario & Brenda, better known as Yamamoto in Mexico, as well as Nuuro, are pretty much the main reason I started this netlabel (or blog, how you guys prefer to call it) and later decided to sustain my passion for unreleased music, even today, five years later.

So here we are, altogether again, thanks to wonderful sweet music.

You write the review through our comments, I just wanted to drop a line after so many months of rude silence.

Happy 2010 everybody!

Best wishes, enjoy.

The Poni Republic

01 - Tiny Lights DOWNLOAD
02 - Sound Asleep DOWNLOAD
03 - Slide DOWNLOAD
04 - Race Car DOWNLOAD
05 - Since You Went Away DOWNLOAD
06 - Life Like Math DOWNLOAD
07 - Rolling Down The Hill DOWNLOAD

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Yamamoto are... Mario Supereit: vocals, guitars, programming, bass, Moog & Casiotones. Brenda J. : vocals, melodica, glockenspiel, harmonica & shakers. All lyrics and music by Mario Supereit & Brenda J. Recorded and mixed by Mario Supereit between 2006-2009 at Diez y Nueve. Tijuana, Mexico. Art work by Nicolás Pradilla. Contact: myspace.com/yamamoto

Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 2.5 License. The Poni Republic, 2010.